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Feature CD Of The Week: Al DeGregoris's "All In Good Time"

For Release: March 1, 2015
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 3/1/2015

Feature CD of the Week

The Feature CD of the Week is a smooth jazz disc from Al DeGregoris titled All In Good Time

Al DeGregoris is an interesting story. A naturally gifted multi-instrumentalist, he learned to play piano at age 4, saxophone at age 6, wrote his first song and started his first band at 7, and performed his first paying gig at 14. 

While continuing to perform professionally, he earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Merchandising, and a Jurist Doctorate at Hofstra University. During his college years he also studied Classical piano, and then formal jazz piano studies, and his first jazz compositions. 

Over the years DeGregoris has performed in some of NY's hottest spots, including the Waldorf Astoria, The Plaza, the Rainbow Room and many others. 

This is his third release, and it is loaded with Smooth Jazz icons like Eric Marienthal, Jimmy Haslip, and Chuck Loeb. It was produced by Nils, Chuck Loeb , and DeGregoris and features seven tracks written by Nils and two by Jeff Lorber. 

This is a steady, no-nonsense Smooth Jazz album that is reminiscent of the old Grusin/Rosen GRP days. Jazz Lovers will enjoy listening to it.

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